Dear Family, Friends, and Gentle Readers,
It's Friday morning at the coast as we head into the Father's Day weekend, to be followed up by the Summer Solstice on Monday, all leading into an expected heat wave for the next few days. And this morning we have an orange tinge to to sky.
Why orange? You may ask? Well, we've got us a big brush fire about 100 miles north in Santa Barbara County putting lots of particulate matter into the sky. Project sunlight laterally through the atmosphere at the start or end of day and you get red and oranges. This almost looks like the kind of sky JMW Turner would paint.
Here's a second look to the south, away from the sun. Is it fire season? Hell, when you're in a 3-5 year drought, it's ALWAYS fire season.
They say that the Scandinavians observe the Summer Solstice by lighting huge bonfires. Perhaps we should just think of this brush fire in Southern Cal as an homage to that part of our many multicultural roots.
Well, whatever you do this weekend, try to stay healthy. Have a good one, and we'll see you on Monday.